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Karen Smith


Freelance Writer & Editor

About Me

With my 25 years of writing and editing experience acquired through positions in marketing and administrative management, you can be assured of professional communication, thorough attention to detail, and prompt and courteous service. Project experience includes proposals, manuals, marketing materials, email campaigns, press releases, manuscripts, and event programs. Recent projects include writing the first installment of a serial romance for Rachel Powers (published in April 2016), editing books and screenplays, editing and contributing content to a strategic plan for the Chord Group, editing a financial paper for Laurent Koch, and writing a sponsorship proposal for an eastern New York street festival, and so forth. I also write and publish fiction under the pseudonym of Holly Bargo. Years of project management have taught me that coordination and completion of projects need not be complicated, just rigorously managed. Additional skills include event planning and meeting management, quantitative data analysis, and light graphic design primarily for documents (brochures, programs, magazines, etc.). Contact me for projects and/or to request proposals: Fiverr (https://www.fiverr.com/poplarflatsfarm) Outsource (https://outsource.com/freelancer/Writing-Translation/118376/0)

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My Writing Samples

50 Shades of Gray on the Moral Spectrum

This is the uncut version of the article published on the Red Sun Magazine website in July 2016.


The Hidden Thorn

This is the whole short story published in three installments in Red Dwarf newsletter, August, October, and December 2016.


Underemployment: A Middle-Aged Perspective

This article was published by The Underemployed Life in October 2016.


Blog Articles: The Heggen Group

I ghostwrite the blog articles for management and business process consultant Jayne Heggen.


The Silverstrom Group Makes Your Smile Great Again

I wrote the Expert Profile article for the September 2016 issue of Vicinity Magazine.


Amazon Author Page: Holly Bargo

Since 2014, I have published 12 fiction books under the pseudonym of Holly Bargo.


Birth of a Superhero

I am the ghostwriter for author Michelle Nold's motivational self-help book published in November 2016.


Black of Heart: Part I

I am the ghostwriter for Rachel Powers' paranormal romance serial, published in April 2016.


Blog Articles: Denver Website Design

From March through May, 2016, I was subcontracted to write blog articles for Denver Website Design and their clients: Premier Limousine, Altitude Dispensary, Big Creek Roofing, Attorney Mark A. Simon, NuBilt, T&G Hardwood Flooring, American Arbor Care, Cherry Creek Wellness Center, and more.



Freelance Writer & Editor

I have over 25 years of business writing experience, primarily acquired in marketing and administrative management roles with private sector and nonprofit organizations. My project experience encompasses proposals, newsletters, blogs, white papers, website copy, email campaigns, and more. My ghostwriting projects include both fiction and nonfiction. I am a member of the International Association of Professional Writers & Editors and a published author.

Company: Hen House Publishing

I worked there from 12/2015 until now

Editor - Fantasy

I read and evaluate story submissions for publication, then edit accepted stories for clarity, grammar, and flow.

Company: Red Sun Magazine

I worked there from 6/2016 until now

Quality Assurance

I reviewed and edited contact records for B2B leads.

Company: Acadia Lead Management Services

I worked there from 4/2016 until 10/2017

Managing Editor

I manage a small staff of writers, identify and assign topics for issues, edit content, write content, source images, and design each monthly issue of this newsletter circulated to 50 million subscribers.

Company: World Library Foundation Newsletter

I worked there from 2/2017 until now

Managing Editor

I write and edit content for The Hopper, a bimonthly newsletter published by the North American Power Sweeping Association.

Company: North American Power Sweeping Association

I worked there from 2/2017 until now


I edit contributed content for The Installer, a bimonthly newsletter produced for the Wallcovering Installers Association, formerly the National Guild of Professional Paperhangers.

Company: Wallcovering Installers Association

I worked there from 1/2018 until now

Content I Write